All entries for Tuesday 07 February 2012
February 07, 2012
1. I aim to get involved in a group project, either academic or otherwise, before the end of the year. This will enable me to gain experience in working within a team and provide me with opportunities to make leadership decisions. I will achieve this first step by checking noticeboards and forums for opportunities.
Since completing this workshop, I have been involved in Warwick SU Inspire programme, where I am working as part of a team of 5 in a school within Birmingham, to raise the aspirations of secondary school pupils.
2. I aim to take a proactive role in any group tasks or teamwork events that I encounter, by providing input at each stage of the task/project, and will reflect on my success before the end of the task/project.
With the Inspire project, I believe that I have took an active role; being the only member of my team with teaching experience (A few months lecturing at Henley College Coventry, and a few years part time tutoring) I have assumed leadership of the group. With this, I have helped to organise and chair meetings and have written the session plans to ensure that the school visits run smoothly.
Group tasks that I have been involved in this term also include the maintenance of Warwick university's wind turbine, with Engineers Without Borders society.
3. I aim to take the first steps towards an executive role within a society at Warwick, by being regularly involved in at least one society, and making myself known as an active contributor. I will again reflect on my success before the start of next term.
I have been in discussion with an existing member of the exec for Warwick Inspire, and am on my way to becoming a future exec member. My successful participation in the scheme and my continuation into next academic year should ensure that I have a good chance of becoming a member of the exec. I have realised that even without executive status, I can still equally make suggestions, and participate in a meaningful way, hopefully making young students change their mind for the better about whether or not to go to university.